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The Glamour & the Squalor (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 15 April 2016 (USA)
The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new ... See full summary »

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Marq Evans
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Credited cast:
Chris Ballew Chris Ballew ... Self
Carrie Brownstein ... Self
Kurt Cobain ... Self (archive footage)
Marco Collins ... Self
Benjamin Gibbard ... Self
Michael Halloran ... Self
Kerri Harrop Kerri Harrop ... Self
Matt Hoyt ... Radio Executive (voice)
Ken Jordan ... Self
Scott Kirkland ... Self
Ryan Lewis ... Self
Macklemore ... Self
Shirley Manson ... Self
Mike McCready ... Self
Sean Nelson Sean Nelson ... Self
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The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. He was the on and off switch for an artist's potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for helping break the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer and countless others. Marco's story is inspiring but universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he's still standing.

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Great film about a great DJ
4 June 2015 | by leslie-218See all my reviews

As a DJ myself, this was a wonderful look into a slice of life during a very exciting time in music. Marco Collins is passionate about what he does and I could relate on many levels to his life and his passion. I found this to be a very honest and moving film depicting the rise, fall and return of this music taste maker who suffered from addiction to the point of losing it all. We follow Collins though his youth of being bullied in the school yard for being different, to working at 91 x in San Diego and then on to 107.7 The End in Seattle right before the Grunge scene exploded in the 90's. Collins was the ear and eye to this most prolific musical scene in Seattle, often playing the bands before anyone else, launching these musicians to stardom in an era where a DJ could still influence listeners and record labels. There is much to teach to youth in this film about drug abuse and its severe consequences. But most importantly, this film's message is about being yourself and following your dreams.


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English

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15 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Oranje Films, Theme Park See more »
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